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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 21, 2008 |


There’s a lot of unspoken chatter out there in Pajiba-world, but I hear it. I hear it in my soul. You’re all asking, “Hey Dustin, so what’s going on with Brad Pitt these days?” Oh, well, I’m glad you asked, dear readers. I just happen to have an answer for you.

In addition to his upcoming movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which has enough buzz to make Pitt an Oscar frontrunner, Pitt has also recently signed on to star in an adaption of The Odyssey. Set in outer space. Pitt — who also starred in Troy, an adaption of Homer’s other classic work, The Iliad — will play Odysseus, as he travels home after the Trojan War and battles armies and mythic creatures such as the Cyclops and the deadly Sirens. In space. George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max) will direct. Did I mention it was going to take place in space?

But Dustin, you ask. Surely that’s not all that Pitt is working on. How is he supposed to support all eleventy billion of those children and create legitimate excuses to get away from his wife ole’ lady. Well, he’s also just signed on to play the lead in a cinematic adaptation of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, based on Michael Lewis’s non-fiction novel. Did I mention it was a novel about sabermetrics? For those unfamiliar with that term, it’s the analysis of baseball through the use of baseball statistics. Sounds like an awesome film, right? Who doesn’t want to see a movie about a manager, Billy Beane (Pitt), who got over 100 wins out of an underfinanced Oakland As? Gawd, that sounds exciting, doesn’t it? You know what’d make a movie about sabermetrics even more exciting? Outer space! Steven Zallian (American Gangster, Gangs of New York) will pen the screenplay and David Frankel (Marley and Me, The Devil Wears Prada) will direct.

OK. OK. So, that’s what Pitt is doing in the future. But what’s he doing now? Oh, glad you asked. He’s currently filming Inglourious Basterds (sic), Quentin Tarantino’s next film, which also stars Mike Meyers. But who cares about Mike Meyers? Nobody. That’s who. This post is about Brad Pitt, godamnit. And here’s a purty picture of Pitt, as Lt. Aldo Raine.


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(Image courtesy Agent Bedhead)

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Brad Pitt -- Glourious Basterd (sic)

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